Mutter is a free and easy-to-use IRC client optimised for the iPhone and iPad. It allows you to connect to thousands of IRC networks all over the world, and chat to people about any topic you can think of.


- Multiple servers with network presets
- Auto-completion for nicknames and commands
- Dark mode variant of the user interface
- Theme support for chat views
- Touch ID and passcode protected access
- 3D Touch support to peek and pop into chats and links
- Configurable scrollback buffer size
- IRC text formatting supporting bold, italic, underline, and colours
- Shows images inline (including animated GIFs)
- Split-screen Multitasking for the iPad
- Built in commands with support for user-defined aliases
- Notification overlay with tappable actions (e.g. connect, join channel, etc)
- Highlight on specific keywords or phrases
- Highlights easily accessible by tapping on the "Networks" title
- Swipe gestures to easily traverse networks and chats
- Shake gesture to clear message counts for chats
- Ignore users (someone getting on your nerves?)
- Manage channel modes and properties
- Send Photo from Photo Library or Camera
- iCloud synchronisation of settings
- Execute commands on connection
- Supports ZNC 1.6 or later
- Supports Push Notifications via Mutter Push ZNC module
- Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL)
- Lag indicator and auto reconnect
- German localisation
- IRCv3 compliant

What's New

Version 1.21.1

- Auto completion now supports shorthand emocodes (e.g. :smile:)
- Auto completion now ignores symbols in nicknames on matching
- User search now supports ? to match 1 character and * to match 0 or more characters
- Added optional message paramater to the /query command
- Updated alias footnote documentation ($chan is now $channel)
- Fixed auto completion sometimes positioning the cursor incorrectly

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Mutter great..”needs” to be in front?


Mutter seems to be ideal. Two thing I wish could be different: 1)hide all channel messages and 2) prevent from disconnecting from channels anytime Mutter is not in front. Both are problems, #2 effectively holds the user hostage in a manner of must have it in front in order to maintain the connection to chat channels. Otherwise just about perfect.

Developer Response

Apple introduced a change in iOS 7 onwards that suspends background processes after 3 minutes. The only applications that are exempt from this are: Music player apps, Audio recording apps, SatNav apps, and VoIP apps. Unfortunately, there is no workaround for this. We recommend that you use a ZNC server (

Clean, simple, Straightforward


I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical when downloading an app so new, but I was pleasantly surprised. There is nothing complicated here. It is very easy to use and not loud or cluttered. I really like it so far. I have about 10 hours of use at this writing.

Developer Response

Thanks for a great review :)

What I have wanted for years.


I have been using various iOS IRC clients over the years and had accepted the experience, but I was never satisfied. Mutter is exactly what I have been looking for. It interacts perfectly with my znc bouncer so the connection appears seamless no matter where I am.


Johnathan Clough
26.8 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Copyrights (c) 2018 Matthew Clough


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